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Easy Crab Bisque

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Easy Crab Bisque
  • 2 3/4  cups  milk
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can  condensed cream of asparagus
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can  condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 6 - 6 1/2 ounce can  crabmeat, drained, flaked, and cartilage removed
  • 3  tablespoons  dry sherry or milk
  •  Fresh chives (optional)

1. In a 3-quart saucepan combine milk, asparagus soup, mushroom soup, and half-and-half. Bring just to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stir in crabmeat and dry sherry; heat through. To serve, ladle bisque into bowls. If desired, garnish each serving with chives. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

From the Test KitchenEasy Shrimp Bisque:
  • Prepare as above except substitute cream of shrimp soup for the cream of mushroom soup and 8 ounces cooked, small shrimp for the crabmeat.
Easy Mushroom Bisque:
  • Prepare as above except cook and stir 2 cups sliced fresh button, shiitake, and/or portobello mushrooms in 2 tablespoons hot butter until tender. Continue as directed, omitting crabmeat. Omit chives. If desired, garnish each serving with additional sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions.
Nutrition Facts (Easy Crab Bisque)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 225,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 51,
  • sat. fat (g) 5,
  • carb. (g) 15,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 12,
  • sodium (mg) 882,
  • Potassium (mg) 433,
  • calcium (mg) 222,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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